Disaster assistance- bushfire crisis

The impact of the bushfires is being felt across the nation, including by members of the veteran and defence communities. Health and safety is the priority during this time, and we encourage you to listen to the experts on how to be prepared.

The ABC, as the national broadcaster, provides up-to-date information on all alerts and warnings

Further information is also available on each of the state government websites.

Members of the veteran and defence communities can also access:

  • The Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment – one-off financial assistance to eligible Australians adversely affected by the bushfires. For more information on eligibility, and how to claim, visit the Department of Human Services website or call 180 22 66.
  • Defence Service Homes Insurance – providing a range of home, contents, and other insurance. To lodge a claim or for assistance please contact 1300 552 662 or visit the Defence Service Homes Insurance website.
  • Open Arms counselling support (24/7) – veterans and their families requiring emergency counselling support can call 1800 011 046.
  • Crisis payments – a one-off payment to financially assist eligible people following a range of defined circumstances. For information about the crisis payments and eligibility please read Factsheet IS121 - Crisis Payments
  • Other assistance – DVA’s Veterans’ Access Network (VAN) can be contacted on 1800 555 254 to assist with a wide range of issues, including replacement of aids and appliances, ensuring availability of pharmaceuticals, and arranging transportation to medical appointments. 

If any other services or support you receive from the Department are being impacted by the fires, or if you need extra support in requesting these services, you can call 1800 555 254 for assistance

Thinking of you all at this difficult time. 

Kind regards 

Naomi Blundell

Manager - Community Support – NSW & ACT 

Client Channels – Client Contact

280 Elizabeth Street Surry Hills NSW 2010  

GPO Box 9998, Brisbane QLD 4001

PH: 02 9213 7661  Em Naomi.Blundell@dva.gov.au

 50,000 Fire Relief Donation

Maroubra RSL Sub-Branch President Mr Colin Flatters presents a cheque to State Office.

Powerpoint Presentation From The District Committe Meeting 16th July


Further Notes From The District Council Forum Presentation


RSL Defence Care & Veteran Sport Australia contact links for ex & serving ADF Members

RSL Defence Care www.rsldefencecare.org.au & Veteran Sport Australia www.veteransport.org.au

Proposals For Reform To State Branch Headquarters & The Adoption Of An Updated Constitution As amended By Rockdale Sub Branch

To view documents relating to the updating of the RSL NSW Constitution Rockdale Version, click on links below

Comments should be returned to Col Flatters or Executive Members of the Committee ASAP and before the end of June





To view CV's of the Caretaker Committee, click on links below






2020 Commemorative Schedule 

ANZAC Sunday Sunday 19th April 2020, Community March, Service at the Cenotaph, followed by lunch.

ANZAC Day Saturday 25th April 2020, Dawn Service followed by Gunfire Breakfast.

Victory Pacific/Vietnam Veterans's Day Tuesday 18th August 2020, Service at the Cenotaph followed by lunch.

Remembrance Day Wednesday 11th November, 11am, Service at the Cenotaph followed by lunch. 

Prosposed visits for 2020

  • Hunter Valley
  • Garden Island Naval Base
  • Rugby League museum
  • Sydney War Memorial
  • HMAS Albatross

Peter Singer Maroubra RSL Sub Branch.